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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Decalogue, Ten Commandmentsnoun

    the biblical commandments of Moses


  1. Decaloguenoun

    Any set of rules that have the weight of authority

  2. Decaloguenoun

    A synonym for the Ten Commandments.

  3. Etymology: From δεκάλογος, from δέκα + λόγος

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decaloguenoun

    The ten commandments given by God to Moses.

    Etymology: δεϰαλογος Greek.

    The commands of God are clearly revealed both in the decalogue and other parts of sacred writ. Henry Hammond.


  1. decalogue

    The Ten Commandments (Biblical Hebrew עשרת הדברים \ עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים, aséret ha-dvarím, lit. The Decalogue, The Ten Words, cf. Mishnaic Hebrew עשרת הדיברות \ עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדִּבְּרוֹת, aséret ha-dibrót, lit. The Decalogue, The Ten Words) are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship that play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. The text of the Ten Commandments appears twice in the Hebrew Bible: at Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21. According to the Book of Exodus in the Torah, the Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai and inscribed by the finger of God on two tablets of stone kept in the Ark of the Covenant.Scholars disagree about when the Ten Commandments were written and by whom, with some modern scholars suggesting that they were likely modeled on Hittite and Mesopotamian laws and treaties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decaloguenoun

    the Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone

  2. Etymology: [F. dcalogue, L. decalogus, fr. Gr. ; de`ka ten + speech, to speak, to say. See Ten.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decalogue

    dek′a-log, n. the ten commandments.—n. Decal′ogist. [Gr. deka, ten, logos, a discourse.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. decalogue

    1. The stakes that hold in its place the social circus-tent. 2. A collection of commandments formulated by a person who has broken them all. 3. An incubator in which eaglets are transformed into capons. 4. A fence that confines animals that can not climb or fly. (The most famous Decalogue is known as the Ten Commandments. Whoso has obeyed this Decalogue in toto has died obscure, poor, unsung, unwept, and overlooked by Clio.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Decalogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Decalogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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(used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
  • A. elusive
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  • C. butch
  • D. adscripted

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